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April 11, 2019 - An essay by King’s College senior and Hunlock Creek resident Cheyenne Huffman was selected for inclusion in the latest edition of the popular “Chicken Soup for the Soul” book series.
The essay, “In My Genes,” was selected from among worldwide submissions to be included in the latest volume of the series, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Mom Knows Best: 101 stories of Love, Gratitude and Wisdom.” The book was released in March.
Huffman’s essay is included in the “Role Model” section of the book, one of 10 themes highlighted in the book. Huffman’s essay deals with a Christmas tradition her mother started for family members to gather loose change and buy something for a local non-profit during each holiday season. The essay dealt specifically with a donation of a coffee maker and supplies which was made in 2017 to Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter.
A mass communications major with a journalism track, Huffman was encouraged to submit her work for publication by a member of the College’s English department. Her aunt enjoyed the book series, so Huffman reviewed the website, saw the theme of the upcoming edition, and submitted her story last summer. The submission had to be approved by two different panels and final confirmation of the essay’s inclusion in the book was received in December.
Huffman is a staff member of the College’s student newspaper, “The Crown,” and “Scop,” the literary and fine arts magazine. She is a member of the King’s chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, a national honor society for mass communications students and participates in the Social Justice Leadership Project.
She is a volunteer for the Catherine McAuley House in Plymouth, assists organizations helping homeless veterans, and designs shirts and bracelets for breast cancer fundraisers.